Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Daniel Tartakovsky › Publications › srinivasan-2010-random

G. Srinivasan, D. M. Tartakovsky, M. Dentz, H. Viswanathan, B. Berkowitz and B. A. Robinson, "Random walk particle tracking simulations of non-Fickian transport in heterogeneous media", *J. Comput. Phys.*, vol. 229, no. 11, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2010.02.014, pp. 4304-4314, 2010

Derivations of continuum nonlocal models of non-Fickian (anomalous) transport require assumptions that might limit their applicability. We present a particle-based algorithm, which obviates the need for many of these assumptions by allowing stochastic processes that represent spatial and temporal random increments to be correlated in space and time, be stationary or non-stationary, and to have arbitrary distributions. The approach treats a particle trajectory as a subordinated stochastic process that is described by a set of Langevin equations, which represent a continuous time random walk (CTRW). Convolution-based particle tracking (CBPT) is used to increase the computational efficiency and accuracy of these particle-based simulations. The combined CTRW-CBPT approach enables one to convert any particle-tracking legacy code into a simulator capable of handling non-Fickian transport.

@article{srinivasan-2010-random,

author = {G. Srinivasan and D. M. Tartakovsky and M. Dentz and H. Viswanathan and B. Berkowitz and B. A. Robinson},

title = {Random walk particle tracking simulations of non-Fickian transport in heterogeneous media},

year = {2010},

urlpdf = {http://maeresearch.ucsd.edu/Tartakovsky/Papers/srinivasan-2010-random.pdf},

journal = {J. Comput. Phys.},

volume = {229},

number = {11},

doi = {10.1016/j.jcp.2010.02.014},

pages = {4304-4314}

}